Zambia: Health Minister Masebo Must Help Reignite Vaccination Campaign
[Times of Zambia] ZAMBIA may have a highly susceptible population when next wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) strikes because only a paltry four per cent of people have been vaccinated so far. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Four Plead for Vax Support for Least Jabbed Nations
[Times of Zambia] International organisations and vaccine manufacturers have agreed to intensify cooperation and deliver Covid-19 vaccines to low and lower middle income countries in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Moderator effects in a randomized controlled trial of the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) for intimate partner violence and hazardous alcohol use in Zambia - Fine SL, Kane JC, Murray SM, Skavenski S, Paul R, Murray LK.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) and hazardous alcohol use are prevalent and co-occurring problems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). While limited evidence suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) interventions can help addres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Walking and perceived lack of safety: correlates and association with health outcomes for people living with HIV in rural Zambia - Masa R, Baca-Atlas S, Hangoma P.
Introduction Geographic inaccessibility disproportionately affects health outcomes of rural populations due to lack of suitable transport, prolonged travel time, and poverty. Rural patients are left with few transport options to travel to a health facilit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Zambia: Scaling Up Cervical Cancer Awareness Among Girls Vital
[Times of Zambia] As the COVID-19 pandemic and its vaccines take centre stage, concerns of the rising number of children who are missing routine vaccinations from last year have been observed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Tale of Two Internationally Trained Medical Doctors in Canada
This report published by the United Nations, said the number of international migrants globally reached an estimated 272 million in 2019, an increase of 51 million since 2010. According to the estimates released before the pandemic by the United Nations, international migrants comprised 3.5 per cent of the global population, compared to 2.8 per cent in the year 2000. The World Migration Report 2020 says the world witnessed historic changes at the global level with United Nations Member States coming together to finalize two global compacts on the international manifestation of migration and displacement: the global Compac...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees North America TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Namibia: Zimbabwe Heeds Geingob's Call to Donate Vaccines
[Namibian] ZIMBABWE'S donation of 20 000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine against Covid-19 was a result of president Hage Geingob pleading with southern African leaders for aid in Zambia last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson and Global Partners Announce Results from Phase 2b Imbokodo HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial in Young Women in Sub-Saharan Africa
This study is being conducted in the Americas and Europe where different strains of HIV are circulating. Given these differentiating factors and following consultations with the Mosaico study independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), it was decided that the Mosaico study will continue at this time. “We are extremely grateful to the women who volunteered for the Imbokodo study, and to our partners, including the people on the frontlines, all of whom are contributing every day to this enduring quest to make HIV history,” said Paul Stoffels, M.D., Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scien...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Hakainde Hichilema: Zambia's new president inspires African opposition leaders
Long-suffering politicians hope to copy Hakainde Hichilema, who was elected at his sixth time attempt. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia: Get Screened Early - Cancer Survivor
[Times of Zambia] A female breast cancer survival has urged both men and women to regularly go for cancer screening. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'ZEC Must Take Lessons From Zambia's Covid-19 Management During Elections'
[263Chat] The Election Resource Centre (ERC) says government must not hide behind COVID-19 as an excuse to ban by-elections as Zambia recently held its elections with only 2% of its population vaccinated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia's opposition leader wins landslide election as young people turnout in huge numbers
Zambian President Edgar Lungu has officially conceded to opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema following his landslide election victory on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Zambia Election, Opposition Leader Storms to Decisive Win Over President
Voters picked Hakainde Hichilema, a businessman who had lost five previous bids for the job, to take over from Edgar Lungu, who has led... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia election: President claims vote was not free and fair
Early results show Edgar Lungu, who is seeking a second term, trailing rival Hakainde Hichilema. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia's Hichilema Takes Early Election Lead as Tallying Starts
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latest election results in Zambia: Vote counting dey paused as party agents complain about announcement of 'unverified' results
Counting of di election results don stop as some party agents accuse di commission say dem dey try announce some results wey no dey verified. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social media and messaging apps appear to be shutdown in Zambia on election day, Facebook says
Social media and messaging apps, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Twitter, appeared to be shutdown in Zambia on Thursday as... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia: Cassava As Hedge Against Hunger... Perfect Insurance for Drought, Food Insecurity
[Times of Zambia] IN the past, cassava was associated with backwardness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Covid-19 Positive Outlook Encouraging
[Times of Zambia] SO the Zambian authorities may consider easing some of the existing Coronavirus (COVID-19)-related restrictions, in the next two weeks! (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Exploit Beetroot Benefits - Mujajati
[Times of Zambia] A health expert has encouraged people to eat beetroot because of its benefits to the body. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Impact of Covid-19 On Women's Lives
[Times of Zambia] GLOBALLY, women have continued to face many challenges which arise from different factors including the rising cost of living and dwindling economic opportunities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Amid Economic Collapse, Zambians Head to the Polls
[ISS] Zambians head to the polls on 12 August amid mounting economic challenges, reports of election-related political violence and COVID-19. The country is reeling from colossal debt, corruption, runaway inflation and a weakening currency. Compounding matters is the government's spending indiscipline and tight squeeze on the social development budget, which is concerning in the face of a deadly pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Latest: WH: US shipped more than 110M doses of vaccines
The White House says the U.S. has shipped more than 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 60 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zambia (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Zambia Goes to Polls Amid Rising Public Debt
[Nation] The Covid-19 pandemic has only worsened things in Zambia. The pandemic, having sent the global economy into deep recession in 2020, continues to ravage developing nations, and Zambia has been hit hard. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Tackle Lead Poisoning at Former Mine
[HRW] Lusaka -- Zambia's next government should urgently clean up lead pollution that has affected the health of tens of thousands of children and adults in the city of Kabwe, six organizations said today, following the publication of a United Nations experts' letter on the issue. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Govt's Desire to Make Zambia Food Secure Impressive
[Times of Zambia] Government must be commended for continuing to deliver agriculture inputs on time especially to farmers being supported through the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Covid-19 - Ndola Morgues Overwhelmed
[Times of Zambia] Spiraling Covid-19 cases in the country have put immense pressure on many sectors, especially health. In this article, Features Chief Reporter MARTIN NYIRENDA looks at how the increased number of deaths has overstretched the capacity of mortuaries in Ndola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zambians Troop to Zimbabwe for Covid-19 Jabs
[New Zimbabwe] Deputy Health Minister John Mangwiro has revealed that health ministry officials are grappling with a high turnout of Zambian citizens flocking to Chirundu Town to get vaccinated against Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Nchelenge Has One of the Highest Teenage Pregnancies in Luapula
[Times of Zambia] The mere mention of Nchelenge district in Luapula Province brings to memory the tasty dry sardines (kapenta) harvested from Lake Mweru. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: How Covid-19 Has Increased Fertility, Adolescent Pregnancy and Maternal Deaths in East and Southern African Countries
[UNFPA] LUANDA, Angola, MBABANE, Eswatini, PRETORIA, South Africa and LUSAKA, Zambia--"Young people are able to access [sexual and reproductive health] services but not as much as they used to before the lockdown," said Kondelwani Kamanga, a 27-year-old student from Zambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 11, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zambia: Latest Data From Lusaka Morgue Analysis Shows Spike in Covid-19 Deaths
[The Conversation Africa] Understanding the epidemiology of infectious diseases often rests heavily on the local resources available to conduct surveillance work. It is very easy to fall into the trap of believing that the absence of information about a given country or region means that diseases are not having an impact in those places. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bayer contributes $4.3 million to ensure contraceptive access for tens of thousands of women in developing countries
GraceFri, 07/09/2021 - 14:21Bayer, the global life science company specializing in health care and nutrition, is donating US$0.5 million and over $3.8 million in products to the UNFPA Supplies Partnership, which seeks to secure the essential contraceptive supplies and maternal health medicines required by millions of women and adolescent girls over the next decade. This contribution will generate health-care savings in the amount of $10.5 million and will enable interventions to uphold the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, including those who have been marginalized or left behind.Bayer ’s ...
Source: UNFPA News - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Source Type: news

Cross-generational consequences of lead poisoning
(Hokkaido University) Japanese and Zambian scientists have shown that environmental lead poisoning in children affects not only their own health and wellbeing, but the vitality and mental health of their mothers, as well. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Bans Travellers From South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia
[This Day] The federal government has announced a ban on travellers arriving from five African countries as part of the measures for mitigating a potential third wave of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Covid-19 - Govt Bans Travellers From South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia
[This Day] The federal government has slammed a travel ban on passengers arriving from five African countries as part of measures to mitigate a potential third wave of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Covid-19 Maybe Forever - Let's Stay Safe
[Times of Zambia] THE numbers coming from ministry of Heath on new infections and deaths related to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is very scary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Govt Closes Schools, Restricts Social Functions as It Battles Covid Third Wave
[East African] Lusaka -- Zambia has re-imposed strict measures, including closing schools, to curb the spread of Covid-19 as it battles to keep the third wave at bay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Kenneth Kaunda - the Flawed Giant Who Squared Up to Colonialism and Aids
[Daily Maverick] Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's founding president and anti-colonial hero, who governed one of the world's biggest copper producers between 1964 and 1991, has died of pneumonia at a military hospital in the capital Lusaka. He was 97. Kaunda was the last survivor of his peers in the group of 20th-century African anti-colonial figures such as Nelson Mandela. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Zambia Closes Schools, Restricts Social Functions As It Battles Covid Third Wave
[East African] Lusaka -- Zambia has re-imposed strict measures, including closing schools, to curb the spread of Covid-19 as it battles to keep the third wave at bay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: UAE Bars Entry for Uganda, DR Congo Travellers Over Covid-19
[East African] The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will suspend entry for travellers coming from Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda starting June 11, as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, state news agency WAM said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Electoral Body Bans Mass Rallies Over Surge in Covid-19 Cases
[East African] Zambia's electoral body on Thursday announced that it had banned mass political rallies due to a surge in Covid-19 cases ahead of the August 12 elections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Severity and COVID-19-Associated Deaths Among Hospitalized Patients with HIV Infection - Zambia, March-December 2020
This report describes how HIV-positive patients with severe HIV disease were more likely to develop severe COVID-19 or die of COVID-19. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 3, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] HIV/AIDS Infection MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Prevention COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Two-year treatment effects of the common elements treatment approach (CETA) for reducing intimate partner violence and unhealthy alcohol use in Zambia - Kane JC, Glass N, Bolton PA, Mayeya J, Paul R, Mwenge M, Murray LK.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) and unhealthy alcohol use are common yet often unaddressed public health problems in low- and middle-income countries. In a randomized trial, we found that the common elements treatment approach (CETA), a multi-p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New insights on animals in the African past
(University of Tennessee at Knoxville) In a new study, 'Distinguishing African bovids using Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry (ZooMS): New peptide markers and insights into Iron Age economies in Zambia,' published in PLOS ONE, researchers present a complete set of confirmed ZooMS peptide markers for all groups of African bovids, revealing new opportunities for archaeologists to identify these species in archaeological sites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

– Successful Crop Innovation Is Mitigating Climate Crisis Impact in Africa –
By Martin Kropff and Nteranya SangingaIBADAN and MEXICO CITY, May 19 2021 (IPS) On the occasion of World Environment Day, 5 June 2021, drawing from IPS’s bank of features and opinion editorials published this year, we are re-publishing one article a day, for the next two weeks. The original article was published on February 17 2021 A woman farmer in Mozambique with DT maize harvest. Credit: CIMMYT IBADAN and MEXICO CITY, Feb 17 2021 (IPS) – 17 February – African smallholder farmers have no choice but to adapt to climate change: 2020 was the second hottest year on record, while prolonged droughts and ex...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martin Kropff and Nteranya Sanginga Tags: Africa Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nat Source Type: news

Evaluating occupational health and safety management strategy success factors for small-scale contractors in Zambia - Mambwe M, Mwanaumo EM, Thwala WD, Aigbavboa CO.
Small-scale contractors (SSCs) require management strategies in implementing occupational health and safety (OH&S) performance at projects to reduce accidents, injuries, fatalities and diseases. Management strategy success factors have been acknowledged to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

From fathers to peers: association between paternal violence victimization and peer violence perpetration among youth in Malawi, Nigeria, and Zambia - Jeong J, Bhatia A, Skeen S, Adhia A.
Interpersonal violence against children and youth, including parental violence and peer violence, are major global health concerns. However, the majority of the parental violence and peer violence literature examines each separately from one another. In th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Researchers identify predictive factors of delirium in Sub-Saharan Africa
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Severity of illness, history of stroke, and being divorced or widowed were independently predictive of delirium in hospitalized patients in Zambia, according to a study published in PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Austerity Alert: Looming Budget Cuts in 2021-25 and Alternatives
Map of countries with projected austerity cuts in 2021-2022, in terms of GDP, based on IMF fiscal projections. Credit: I. Ortiz and M. Cummins, 2021By Isabel Ortiz and Matthew CumminsNEW YORK and NAIROBI, Apr 15 2021 (IPS) Last week Ministers of Finance met virtually at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to discuss policies to tackle the pandemic and socio-economic recovery. But a global study just published by the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, international trade unions and civil society organizations, sounds an alert of an emerging austerity shock: Mo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins Tags: Aid Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Zambia: Chinsali Teen Pregnancies, Tip of Iceberg
[Times of Zambia] SO about 54 school-going girls in Chinsali district fell pregnant last year during the period of school premature closure as the result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak! (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 13, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news